Thursday, July 19, 2018

Comment sought on IDEA, Part B plan

Public comment is being sought on the Kentucky Department of Education’s application for federal funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Ground broken for new elementary school at KSD

Officials ceremonially broke ground March 13 for a new elementary school at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville.

KSB accepting nominations for Distinguished Service Award

The Kentucky School for the Blind is accepting nominations for the Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award.

Sponsors sought, training set for Summer Food Service Program

Sponsors are being sought for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program. School districts and nonprofit organizations – including churches and faith-based organizations and government entities – are encouraged to participate as sponsors in the Summer Food Service Program and are invited to attend training.

KSD culinary team in national competition

A team of six students from the culinary arts program at Kentucky School for the Deaf will compete for the first time March 10 in a culinary competition for high school students from across America who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Applicants sought for KHSAA Board of Control

The Kentucky Board of Education, through the Kentucky Department of Education, is seeking an individual to serve on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control to fill a position that will become vacant on June 30.
Neighborhood children enjoy a free, nutritious meal as part of the statewide Summer Food Service Program. To locate an SFSP feeding site, call the National Hunger Hotline at (866) 3HUNGRY or (866) 348-6479. Meals also can be located by texting "Food" to 877-877. Photo by Mike Marsee, June 15, 2017

Summer Food Service Program Summit scheduled

Organizations from around the state will meet on Feb. 13 to discuss ways to alleviate child hunger during the summer months. The Summer Meals Summit will be held from 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville.
Commissioner Stephen Pruitt speaks to the Kentucky Board of Education during the February board meeting. Pruitt unveiled a plan to close achievement gaps, calling the plan KIDS(S). The plan focuses on K-3 literacy, individualized instruction and assessment, diploma requirements, student success at postsecondary, and the social and emotional well-being of students. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Feb. 7, 2018

Pruitt unveils five-point plan aimed at bolstering student achievement

At the Kentucky Board of Education meeting on Feb. 7, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt outlined his plan for moving Kentucky education forward.

Two Kentucky schools named National Title 1 Distinguished Schools

The National Title I Association will honor two Kentucky schools as 2017 National Title I Distinguished Schools on Feb. 9 during the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia.

Free summer meals may have homegrown flavor

Free summer meals served to children across the state may be home grown – at least in part – with new incentives to serve fruits and vegetables produced in the Bluegrass State.